Roma poverty from a human development perspective

This paper departs from the standard approach to poverty focusing solely on poverty rates, by proposing a multidimensional poverty index as a measure that better reflects the challenges Roma are facing. While analysis shows that some progress was made in reducing monetary poverty, it also offersmore


Exposing structural disparities of Romani women

This research paper attempts to address the status of Roma women in various thematic fields such as education, employment, health and housing, when compared with non-Roma women and Roma men. Its primary goal is to encourage policy makers to recognize structural gender inequalities and their ethnicmore


Migration of Roma and Non-Roma from Central and Eastern Europe

This report presents an analysis of quantitative and qualitative data on migration of Roma from countries in Central and Eastern Europe. more


Have Roma in Slovakia benefitted from the European Social Fund?

2012 - Findings from an analysis of European Social Fund - employment and social inclusion projects from 2007 to 2013. more


Roma household survey methodology

2013 - This paper describes the methodology, dataset, and methods used behind the UNDP/ World Bank/EC Regional Roma Survey 2011 while an additional paper by the FRA will provide details of the FRA Pilot Roma Survey. more


Policy brief - Roma and the labour market

2013 - This policy brief is based on a broader research paper on Roma and the labour market, part of a series series on Roma inclusion. more


Roma and non Roma in the labour market

2013 - This paper looks into the causes of the labour market situation of Roma in Central and South Eastern Europe covered by a 2011 regional Roma survey. more


Policy brief - Civil society involvement of the Roma

2013 - This brief is based on a research paper written for UNDP’s “Roma Inclusion Working Papers” series. The series includes thematic reports on employment, education, health, poverty, gender, migration, and civil society. more


Civil society, civil involvement and social inclusion of the Roma

2013 - This paper analyzes civil society involvement of Roma and assesses the civic actors’ views on the social inclusion of Roma. more


Policy brief - Roma health

2013 - The analysis of UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Roma survey data policy brief. more

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Our work on roma

Roma are more likely to live in poverty than non-Roma citizens. They have a higher risk of unemployment, stay in school for fewer years, and many live without access to drinking water, sanitation and electricity. Roma are more likely to suffer from chronic illness and have less access to health services.

UNDP works with national partners to promote inclusion of Roma into economic, social, political and community life.

We work with Roma communities and local partners to make sure that Roma can access quality social services. We also support community projects that can improve the quality of everyday life, and increase education and job opportunities.

Together with our partners, UNDP designs and conducts surveys to show the depth of poverty, and inform policy making.


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